South Side Giving Circle

 

QUEEN MAKERS: POWER TRANSFORMATION FOR BLACK GIRLS


 "All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you. The only lasting truth is change."
- Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower

 

The South Side Giving Circle (SSGC) of CFW mobilizes philanthropic resources of women primarily on Chicago's South Side and in the South Suburbs to invest in the economic, social and political power of black women and girls in metropolitan Chicago.

We are a fierce group of women paving a path of investment into women-of-color-led community initiatives.

2018 Chairs
Phaedra M. Leslie, Melody M. Miller and Nicole Robinson

Founding Members
Felicia Davis
Jessyca Dudley
Cristal Gary
Phaedra M. Leslie
Melody M. Miller
Nicole Reed
Nicole Robinson

 
 

GOALS OF THE GIVING CIRCLE


  • Be a broad-based membership group with leadership reflecting the communities we serve.

  • Build a network of women that is a catalyst for gender and racial equity on the South Side of Chicago.

  • Raise awareness for the unique inequities black women and girls face at the intersection of race and gender.

  • Support initiatives that give black women voice, and that retain/grow their political power.

  • Invest in community-based groups led by those most directly affected by the issues that the organization addresses.

  • Introduce new organizations to CFW, a relationship through which leaders may grow networks and capacity and become connected to other funding opportunities.

 
 

JOIN US


 

Members

Meet in April, June, September and October 2018
Attend a grantmaking orientation in April or May
Participate in site visits in September and October
Recommend their first grants in December

Member Categories

Individual:
$1,000 annual contribution

Young Professional:
$500 annual contribution, with an ask
to raise the additional $500.

Membership for 2018 is now closed. New members are welcome to join in early 2019.

Interested in joining? Let us know!  
Complete the Member Interest Form

 

 
 

For more information, contact eli marsh, philanthropic education officer at
(312)577-2825 or emarsh@cfw.org.